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Are Authentic People Less Likely to Conform? Rarely mentioned in the textbooks is the remarkable fact that 24 percent of Asch's participants did not conform.
Stress Is 50% More Likely to Cause Depression In One Gender, Study Finds Stress contributes to depression but it all depends on how you cope with it. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
My Secular Easter Sunday What does a religious holiday look like when you’re non-religious?
Social Anxiety: 5 Truths and How to Relieve the... “Perfectionism is a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us, when in fact, it’s the thing that’s really preventing us from being seen and taking flight.” — Brené Brown About fifteen million adults suffer from social anxiety according to the Anxiety … ...
Mental Health Combined With STDs Create a Crisis For...     Herpes, HIV, gonorrhea and syphilis. One thought that doesn’t come to mind is how having a sexually transmitted disease might affect a person mentally and emotionally. The impact … ...
FOMO: It's your life you're missing out on “You missed out.” Is there another sentence that could strike such anxiety in the hearts of young people? Known as FOMO in millennial-speak, fear of missing out is quickly taking a toll on Generation Y—and it’s probably causing damage to your own life.
Even seizure-free, children with epilepsy can face social problems as adults Learning difficulties and behavioral problems during childhood can lead to suboptimal social and educational outcomes among young adults with childhood epilepsy even when their seizures are well under control and their disease in remission, according to findings from a study.
Why neural stem cells may be vulnerable to Zika infection Zika's hypothesized attraction to human neural stem cells may come from its ability to hijack a protein found on the surface of these cells, using it as an entryway to infection. Researchers show that the AXL surface receptor, normally involved in cell division, is highly abundant on the surface of neural stem cells, but not on neurons in the developing brain.
What Causes Depression? Introduction Depression, for example, can be caused by internal and external factors. However, on an even further note, depression can be caused by various factors. This article will describe what … ...
Mind Wandering And Zoning Out Is Not All Bad, Psychologists Argue There are two types of mind wandering -- each with a different experience. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Is There A Relationship Between ADHD And Depression? Introduction You may be wondering is there a relationship between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Depression. The answer is yes. This article will describe what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is. … ...
Birth control pills may increase risk of seizures Could certain types of hormonal contraceptives cause an increase in seizures in women with epilepsy? A recent study suggests that ethinyl estradiol, the primary component of oral contraceptives, could be detrimental to the epileptic brain.
Scientists discover new way to tackle challenging children’s brain tumors Scientists have discovered why a curable type of children's brain tumor is so responsive to chemotherapy -- paving the way to improve treatment of tumors that are harder to tackle, according to research.
Neuronal feedback could change what we 'see' A study quantifies feedback between neurons in different parts of the visual system, which could give new insight into the visual system's neuronal circuitry and possibly explain why we see optical illusions.
Dynamic connections in the brain Functional connections in the brain change over time in ways that are only now beginning to be appreciated. In the field of neuroscience, there is a new approach to studying the brain known as human connectomics. This dynamic model of studying the brain and its moment-to-moment variations is what researchers now present in a new article.
Rat study reveals long-term effects of adolescent amphetamine abuse on the brain A study of rats given regular, high doses of amphetamine finds that those exposed to the drug at an age corresponding to human adolescence experience long-term changes in brain function that persist into adulthood. The study found that amphetamine leads to changes in dopamine signaling. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in memory, attention, learning and feelings of pleasure.
Is There One Best Way to Quit Smoking? How best to quit smoking? The real key to terminating any bad habit is surprising...and it's not something research alone can tell you.
3 Questions For Moving Beyond Anxiety Are you a head tripper? You know, you get caught in your head, worrying about what happened or what might happen; concerned that what’s happening right now is bad or … ...
People Experiencing Anxiety See The World Differently The research could help explain why some people are more prone to anxiety. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Unblocking Your Spiritual Inner Child The yearning soul-child inside you, the one who has a sense-memory of her connection to the Creator—this soul-child is your spiritual inner child. Your deepest, hidden inner child, the one … ...